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UNE Law’s Professor Paul Martin recently published an article with the Chinese Ministry for Agriculture in a journal titled AgLaw Research Series out of Beijing.

Between 1995 and 2015, Chinese agricultural output more than doubled its international performance. With China’s recent restated commitment to agricultural modernisation and the significant investment in agricultural technologies, China is becoming a powerhouse for farming innovation. The article discusses various vital aspects of governing farming technologies and innovation, such as the rules affecting automation, competitive behaviour, big data and data ownership rules, abuses of market power, etc. Furthermore, the article talks about the substantial effort to design regulatory frameworks for drones, primarily to protect against safety risks and privacy invasion. The future of laws governing agriculture is becoming more challenging as farming machines and devices continue to evolve becoming more autonomous. This poses a significant threat to safety and privacy.

  • Professor Paul Martin
  • Director
  • The Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law Centre